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In the year 2016 App Security will come according to a recent Gartner report – Over 75 % of mobile apps i.e.3 out of every 4 applications will fail basic security measures through 2015. And, this challenge made app developers to focus on this issue keenly, which will be continued in the year 2016 too. Market leaders like Apple and Google has also
started to focus on App security – Apple launched iOS9 platform, which is known for its high-end security features. And, iOS developers are ensuring that their apps can run securely, without even compromising the reliability of iOS platform.And, if we talk about Android app development – The security measures are also likely to get even more severe as Google too is apprehensive about their security protocols for its newly released Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Today every market leader knows that they need to focus on app security because it plays a key role in the success of mobile apps. And, security gaps can create hindrance in making your application a win-win product.These strict security protocols are needed to be considered wisely because apps today are increasingly carrying highly confidential and highly sensitive data including your bank details and SSN. And, if they are mishandled or if not taken seriously, it can result into security gaps, which in turn, will result into hacking and information leaks. And any information trickle can lead to major headache for app developers this year. So, every app developer is required to act seriously on mobile app security issues and challenges in 2016.

Cloud-driven Applications

Till yet, Cloud technology has played a very significant role in mobile app development and this likely seems to continue in the coming years. The reason behind this rise of cloud-based applications is basically two-fold. By using cloud-driven technology, developers can keep the actual size of their mobile apps small – Thanks to cloud-support.  Cloud technology allows developers to manage the bandwidth and potential memory challenges better. Another major advantage of using cloud technology is users can easily sync their apps across multiple devices and platforms because cloud comes with huge compatibility. And, this has become a necessity especially when the usage of multiple smart devices and wearable tech is growing so quickly and rapidly.By leveraging cloud compatibility, developers can now build apps that provide same features, functions and data across multiple devices. Cross-functionality between platforms like iOS and OS X is already rising and Android and PCs are also following the similar trend.

Enterprise Application

In recent years, there has been seen a strong rise in number of mobile apps on the app stores. As per the July 2015 stats, Google Play Store has over 1.6 million apps, while Apple’s App Store has 1.5 million available apps. And, among all other mobile app categories, enterprise apps will receive the maximum traction, soaring over consumer apps. Almost 20% of global developers are targeting enterprises, which will result, into owing the monetary benefits. Moreover, recent studies also show that 43% of enterprise app developers are making over $10K monthly, whereas only 19% of consumer app developers make a similar amount. And, this shows developer’s ‘love’ for enterprise applications and, in the coming years this upcoming trend is likely to continue.

According to stats -it is estimated that by 2016, almost 35% of all big brands and enterprises will have their own mobile app development platforms. Recently, Gartner even predicted that by the end of 2017, the market demand for enterprise mobile app will exceed the IT organizations’ capability. The Internet of Things will create win-win situation

The Internet of Things has already emerged as a leader in IT world.  Thanks to the new creations –

Google Glass, iWatch and other wearable techs. These new creations are all set to take development to the next level.  According to Cisco, “IoE Creates $19 Trillion of Value at Stake for Companies and Industries.” TechNavio too predicts that IOT market is expected to grow 31.72 percent (CAGR) between 2014 and 2019.While Gartner, estimates that- By 2020 the revenue generation for IoT product and service suppliers will exceed up-to $300 billion. Even World Economic Forum shows that over 5 billion people will be connected to each other, across 50 billion things by leveraging IoT. But many developers are taking back seat in their app development strategy for adopting IoT just because Google Glass failed to live up to the expectation. So, wearable smart devices will remain persistent. Get motivated from the increasing and growing success of wearables like Apple’s iWatch. To meet the major challenges WatchKit developers got watchOS 2 this year.  And, it seems that apps on Apple Watch will increase in the years to come. The app-count for Apple Watch has already crossed 10000 and it is expected to grow at least three-fold by the end of 2016. And, to remain in the competition, now developers are required to make app extensions for watch and also create applications that functionally and logically fit the functionality of such wearable devices.

Conclusion

While some of the mobile app domains have already gained a huge momentum while others are making a steady progress. But undoubtedly, in 2016 and beyond mobile apps will show significant marks. And, if you still try your hands on these trends, it’s high time to stay updated and create the bespoke mobile experiences for your audiences. And of course, be ready and get excited for all the upcoming innovations that are expected to be in 2016.

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Anisha is a Blogger at Parangat Technologies. She just focuses on key technology and topics which can help people succeed in business.